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  1. Hi folks, I am beginning my third month of 100 mg spironalactone per day. I'm hoping it will kick in soon. I have read (in The Big Hormone Post) that coffee makes hormonal acne worse. In an effort to reduce my coffee intake, I hope to switch to mate, black tea, and green tea. I understand that avoiding caffeine altogether might be ideal, but this is not realistic for me. Has anyone experienced or read about an improvement upon switching from coffee to tea? Finally, has anyone found that
  2. Some dermatologists do prescribe birth control, yes. Mine agreed to start me on a prescription for birth control, but wanted me to follow up with a primary care physician, so she only gave me a prescription for 3 month's of birth control.
  3. I've skimmed the archives, but I'm mostly just looking for some moral support and/or optimism at this point. I started 100 mg of spiro/day and Yaz just over 5 weeks ago, and I'm still not seeing any improvement in my cystic acne on my cheeks. Can anyone who did see positive results with either or both of these medications chime in with how long it took them to see results? I know some folks have said to stick it out for 3 months, but I was really hoping to see some improvement by the 1 month
  4. Hi folks, First or second time poster here, longtime lurker. I've been following a routine that I have hoped would work for several months now, but the inflammatory acne on the sides of my face still has not cleared up. I'm hoping someone here might be able to either offer some peace of mind or perhaps some insight on what the problem(s) could be. I wash my face once or twice a day -- sometimes only once if I haven't put on any makeup that day. I use Differin (generic adapalene) at